When we first wrote about Borneo Beachouse in April 2008, it was already known as 1 of the friendliest and best organised backpackers in Kota Kinabalu.
Now, a year and half later, that reputation has snowballed and Borneo Beachouse is going from strength to strength, underscored by their expansion onto another property.
This effectively doubles the room inventory and the Beachouse can now offer 17 rooms of various configurations. This includes 4, 6 & 8 bed dormitories, twin and double private rooms and their most popular options, en-suite family rooms.
Little details such as the pool table, on-request BBQs, laundry facilities at RM5 per kg and satellite TV with the movie, sport and news packages for you couch-surfing delight make you feel right at home.
Of course, established facilities such as the free WiFi at Beachouse 1 and the Internet workstation at RM3 per hour is still there, as is the tour desk capable of booking an ever increasing list of activities for you to take part in during your stay in Sabah.
And don’t forget, Borneo Beachouse is within walking distance of the 3 most important things in Kota Kinabalu – 5 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from the airport and as the official HQ of the Sabah-based Ultimate players, it’s within 5 & 7 minutes walk respectively from both the Sunday pick-up field and Tuesday / Thursday beach pickup sessions.
For everywhere else in Kota Kinabalu, the Borneo Beachouse Backpackers is right on a bus route with buses passing every 30 minutes or so, which will whisk you away to the town centre for less than RM2. There’s restaurants and bars at the beach and a small shopping centre just down the road.
If you’re looking for friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, you can’t go wrong with Borneo Beachouse.